flower pot - nine: nearly FO

it's nearly done! The flower pot grew and it's the first post this month on flower potti - can't really believe it. Well knitting is tempting and can really consume so much time without me realizing it (it just doesn't need as much looks onto the pattern)

What I've done in the meantime: I've made the earthball, that will hold the flowers to the pottery.

and the ball of 'earth' put into the pot:

it's supposed to fit into th pot, you might need to change the pattern, that I give here, since the pattern I made is for bulbous flower pots.

what I did:

the Ball of Earth

1 -- make 6 sc into dr
2 -- (m2) x6
3 -- (m2, sc1) x6
4 -- (m2, sc2) x6
5 -- (m2, sc3) x6
6 -- sc2, (m2, sc4) x5, m2, sc2
7 -- (m2, sc5) x6
8 -- sc3, (m2, sc6) x5, m2, sc3
9 -- (m2, sc7) x6
make 6 rows = sc 54
16 -- (sc2tog, sc7) x6
17 -- sc3, (sc2tog, sc6) x5, sc2tog, sc3
make 5 rows = sc 42
23 -- (sc2tog, sc5) x6
24 -- (sc2tog, sc4) x6
25 -- (sc2tog, sc3) x6
26 -- (sc2tog, sc2) x6
27 -- (sc2tog, sc1) x6
28 -- sc2tog x6

what you might change:

if your flower pot has a bigger circumference at the bottom, you might need to increase one or two more rows. the circle made should be almost as big as the bottom of your flower pot, but not equally big or even bigger. It will stretch when stuffed. Then just make several rows until the hight of your crochet will be as high as the pot you use. If your flower pot has a tapering form you also should increase one row in the midde of your crochet (six increases evenly spread) or one row every third part of your flower pot. When reached the desired hight just decrease six stitches every row (see row 16 and following).
You're done!


Now you need florists wire, I've used something that's already cut into pieces:

wind the wire around a pencil and bend it just like in the picture. This bended part will be positioned in the pistil of the flower heads.

Before finally sticking the wire into the flower stems fix the lawn onto the earth ball and sew both together. When done "screw" the wire into the flowers, start at the pistil and carefully screw the bended wire into the flower heads, this bending will keep the wire from sticking out accidently.

I guess you're done, the flower pot is ready to use.

1 Kommentar:

  1. Hi! I saw your stuff on Flickr. What a cool project you have going here! I can't wait to see it finished! I really like youre blog, I'm going to bookmark you! :)


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